A silly, self-referential rehash, that delivers the goods in all the right ways
Schmidt and Jenko are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school.
21 Jump Street is a movie that was both exactly what I thought it was going to be and totally surprising. On the one hand it’s a by the numbers (no pun intended) buddy cop comedy where it turns out that the real problem they have to solve is within themselves, and on the other, it’s an almost unrecognizable remake of a franchise that’s almost 25 years old, that against my better judgement, I actually really enjoyed. The key to this I think was a very safe yet funny script, good earnest performances from Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and the exact right amount of winking self-referentiality. First off, to say that this movie is formulaic is an understatement. We get a scene at the top that’s about 2 minutes long where we find out that Hill’s... Read Review